Here’s some breaking news from the Sheybogan Press. It seems that Q90-FM, a Christian music station in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, has pulled its sponsorship from Lifefest, a Christian music festival in the area. Why? Because Jim Wallis is one of the speakers at the event.
The Q90 board explains,
In their statement, the Q90 board of directors, leadership and staff said they became concerned with the beliefs and teachings of Wallis. Specifically, they said they believe the social justice message and agenda Wallis promotes is “a seed of secular humanism, seeking an unholy alliance between the church and government.”
Damn that Wallis, sowing seeds of justice! (So, I guess this means that Q90-FM won’t sponsor the Wild Goose Festival next year?)
A local pastor puts it more pointedly,
“It’s easy to say we don’t have to agree with his politics or his theology, except that by promoting him as a speaker, that’s exactly what we’re doing,” [Pastor Kathi] Rose said. “We’re giving him credibility in all other areas of his politics and his theology, which in many ways is very, very antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ in the essentials.”
Hasn’t anyone told Pastor Kathi that Kathi’s aren’t allowed to be pastors?!? Ken Silva, you’d better call this Pastrix out on your blog immediately!
(Many thanks to my aunt and uncle, fully sane, reasonable, and loving people who live near Sheboygan, for sending me the article.)